Knowing What to Say right before games is crucial.
All coaches have been there – You have so much pregame information to impart to the team, but there is not always the time. Also, kids do not want to listen to a big speech when they are nervous and focusing on the task at hand. Nor do you want to overwhelm them.
What to say in those last few seconds when the game is about to begin? “I love you guys/girls,” is a little dramatic and corny. Here it is, the best words you can say:
“Win or lose, I will always believe in you, believe in yourself, and in each other.”